Offroad Driving in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
It’s not every day that we get to do true 4 x 4 driving in pristine in uncharted territory, but this is exactly what happened on the East Coast of Vancouver Island on Canada’s West coast.
The area we visited is called Campbell River, BC and it is the salmon Capital of the world due mainly to its prodigious fishing industry which alongside logging and the old mill has been the lifeblood of the area for many decades.
Campbell River, BC
So just what makes off road driving in Campbell River so amazing?
Well first there’s the incredible variation in elevation due to the large Island Mountains which means that you really need to plan ahead with the appropriate maps, navigation, and GPS devices to ensure you won’t get lost. Fortunately we had excellent advice given to us by local Campbell River BC car dealership Tyee Chevrolet Buick GMC. They were able to Point is in the right direction and give us excellent tips I’m staying safe in the back country of Vancouver Island.
The service center at the auto dealer was also able to fix up a few minor scrapes and bruises that our vehicles suffered (mostly on the undercarriage) where are we grossly under estimated the brutal wildness of Campbell River’s great outdoors.
Well this may have been our first trip to Vancouver Island to 4 x 4 the backcountry there it most certainly will not be our last. Again paying reference to their long tradition of mining and walking the backcountry is absolutely riddled with almost endless mile after mile of logging roads. Many of the logging roads are still in use today seen need to pay extra careful attention when driving on them to ensure that you don’t come face-to-face with a 30 ton logging truck barreling down the road at hundred miles an hour.
But like with all things a little common sense goes a long way and so proper planning and checking in with your local automotive club or local car dealer like we did with Tyee you can be sure that you’re getting the best and most current information from the local population who going better than anyone else. We are sure thankful we did is we had one of the most epic adventures ever and we will most definitely be returning!
For more information on Campbell River you can visit their main website here.